Following her birthday last Friday, we thought this was a good chance for the hub community to get to know more about one of our Accredited Practising Dietitian Isabelle.

1. Why did you become a Dietitian?

I grew up helping to cook meals at home and loved learning about chemistry at school. It wasn’t until a family member was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that I became fascinated with how what we eat could affect our health. From then onwards, I would read anything I could get my hands on about food and health and it snowballed into a career!

2. What do you love about being a Dietitian?

Do I need another reason other than being able to chat about food all day?

Well, working with people and their eating habits is a very personal thing; food is connected to so many other parts of our lives.  For some people, healthy eating isn’t as simple as choosing healthy foods, such as in the case of food allergies and intolerances or certain surgeries. I love having the privilege of helping people untangle their relationship with food and help them to find the best way of eating for their situation.

3. What is your favourite type of food?

How could I pick only one?! I love Italian food and after a trip to Vietnam years ago, I have developed a taste for a variety of Asian dishes that often use very fresh ingredients.

Ultimately, my favourite type of food is the type I can share with family or friends!

4. What are your hobbies?

If I’m not cooking or getting outside for a walk, you could find me reading up on gut health or out on the archery range.

Isabelle’s role at Your Health Hub is to help clients build good eating habits and educate them about food and nutrition. Her main focus is to help clients form healthy habits and working towards meaningful goals that are important to the client.

Isabelle also has broad skills in nutrition to guide healthy people and those with medical conditions.

Isabelle also regularly writes up blogs for us about anything food/dietitian related and she also picks your favorite recipes that we put on our page!